Winning the women's trust was one of her greatest challenges. Yet Steele, who put in over 6000 miles on the road from Oxford to the Delta over a nine-month period, managed many breakthroughs. Myrlie Evers Williams reveals cherished memories of her grandmother who raised her. Lillian B. Jackson of Tutwiler discusses her husband embalming Emmett Till's body and putting it on a train in Memphis headed to Chicago.
As an author, Myrlie Evers Williams has captured the work and historical significance of the civil rights movement through several publications chronicling the life of Medgar Evers. In 1967, she co-wrote For Us, the Living, with William Peters; and in 2006, with co-author Manning Marable, she penned The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero’s Life and Legacy Revealed Through His Writings, Letters and Speeches.